Lancashire news in brief - 14/11/14

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Jobs swap is proving a big hit

MORE than 50 young people have signed up for Lancashire County Council’s national takeover day event next Friday which is organised by the Children’s Commissioner.

The council has designated November as ‘takeover month’ and teenagers have already had a chance to swap jobs.

Golden ticket

YOUNG Lancastrians who have completed the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award Scheme will receive their certificates from His Royal Highness at a ceremony in St James’s Palace on November 26.

Man arrested

MARK Nickson, 48, of no fixed address, was wanted on prison recall, and was arrested by Preston police yesterday, after an appeal in the Evening Post.

Sign of success

RESIDENTS in Far Field in Penwortham are celebrating after winning a campaign for better street signage

Fuse board sets off house fire

FIRE CREWS from Bamber Bridge were called to a house fire on Wednesday night.

Firefighters attended the blaze at 7.20pm on Nelson Street where they found a fuse board had caught alight.

The shut off the electricity and made the area safe.

No one was injured.

Fashion show

PRESTON FM stars, Maz and Aidy will host a fashion show by Runshaw College students on November 20. The East meets West Charity Fashion Show kicks off at the Corn Exchange, Preston at 7pm.

Christmas fayre

A CHARITY Christmas Fayre will be held in the Lancastrian suite of Chorley Town Hall on Saturday November 22 from 11am to 3pm.

Stuck in railings

A BOY had to be rescued by firefighters when he got stuck in railings on Longfield Avenue, Coppull.

The child was uninjured.

Thieves target small vehicles

SEAT belts and air bags have been stolen from three cars in Clayton-le-Woods and Whittle-le-Woods.

Police say the thieves are targeting small vehicles.

Anyone who sees anything suspicious or who has information is asked to call police on 101.

Street pastors

CHORLEY Street Pastors will hold a commissioning service to welcome new street pastors at 6pm on Saturday at Living Waters Church, on Bolton Street, Chorley.

The Bishop of Blackburn, Rt Rev Julian Henderson, will be the guest speaker.

Tower’s market

A FARMERS’ market starts at 10am on Sunday at Hoghton Tower.

Admission costs £1 per car or 50p for pedestrians.

Visitors can also go on tours of the house from 11am to 3.30pm, including family-friendly tours.

Gardening cash

BRINDLE Gardening Club has received a donation of £75 from Brindle Parish Council to help pay for their running costs.